HSE Statistics Show Waste Industry to be Among Most Dangerous 06.07.2017 13:43 Shocking Rise to 14 Worker Fatalities in the UK’s Waste & Recycling Industry in 2016 The latest figures from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive show that fatalities in the waste and recycling industry more than doubled to 14 between April 2016 and March 2017. read more … Skills & Training Key to Staying Safe in MRFs 09.05.2017 14:05 Five to Stay Alive: Latest Safety Materials for Recycling Facility Workers from SWANA SWANA has developed a new instalment to its ‘Five to Stay Alive’ series that features safety tips for Material Recycling Facility employees. read more … Research to Quantify Specific Injuries at North American MRFs 28.04.2017 13:23 Needlestick Survey Injuries at Recycling Facilities to be Surveyed by SWANA & EREF A joint research project to quantify and address the issue of needlestick injuries at MRFs in the US and Canada is being conducted by SWANA and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation. read more … Body Cams to Protect Waste Workers Trialled by Amey 03.03.2017 14:15 Wearable Tech Trials for Waste Collection & Recycling Workers in Wolverhampton Two pilot schemes are aiming to address fatigue, stress and abuse from some members of the public using the ‘wearable’ technology to monitor the wellbeing of Amey’s waste collection and household recycling facility teams in Wolverhampton. read more … NGO Shipbreaking Platform Calls for Recycling to be Moved from the Beaches 11.01.2017 15:24 Five More Deaths at Gadani Ship Recycling Yard in Pakistan A fire that took place in the shipbreaking yards of Gadani, Pakistan, on Monday this week has claimed the lives of five more workers from the recycling yard, according to non-governmental organisation, Shipbreaking Platform. read more … Correct Safety Precautions Not Follwed Leading to Leg Amputation 07.12.2016 12:47 Fine for Hazardous Waste Firm in Essex as Man Loses Leg Under Excavator Tracks An Essex, UK based hazardous waste firm has been fined after a worker was crushed beneath a tracked excavator at a sorting and recycling site causing the loss of his leg. read more … Collaboration on Research & Data Aggregation in Waste Industry 24.10.2016 14:22 SWANA & the EREF Join Forces in Work on Recycling Rate Debate The Solid Waste Association of North America and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation have teamed up to conduct collaborative projects data aggregation and fundraising, as well as other areas. read more …
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